Despite covering 88% of domestic electricity from renewable sources in 2020, the energy sector in Kenya still faces some challenges. These challenges include a lack of universal access, affordability issues and limitations in the transmission and distribution network. Because of these challenges, Kenya could face a capacity surplus of generated electricity that cannot be absorbed by demand. In addition, recent discoveries of oil and gas reserves in the country could negatively impact Kenya’s position as a leader in renewable energy development.
This policy brief includes three key recommendations that Kenyan policymakers should consider to ensure they continue down the path of sustainable energy development:
- Improve the quality of the grid.
- Liberalize the electricity market.
- Promote decentralized energy supply options.
For more on these recommendations, check out the full brief here.
This is the second in a series of policy briefs presenting recommendations to advance energy transitions in Malaysia, Kenya, and Jordan.